Secure Ticket terms and conditions
When do these terms and conditions apply?
These terms and conditions only apply if you have purchased a Secure Ticket. When you do that, your agreement with us is set out in the terms and conditions set out below in addition to the Ticketmaster Purchase Policy and any applicable event specific terms, which together form one agreement.
Nothing in these terms and conditions limits your rights under consumer law. For all refund claims pursuant to your rights under consumer law, the Ticketmaster Purchase Policy or any applicable event specific terms, contact Ticketmaster directly.
Enhanced refund entitlement
You will be provided with a refund of the cost of any unused booking if you are unable to attend the booked event due to any of the circumstances set out below in the section “What will we refund?”.
Who administers my request for a refund?
Your contract is with us and we are responsible for providing you with a refund where required under these terms and conditions. However, Booking Protect has been engaged by us to administer all refunds under these terms and conditions.
The following words or phrases have the meaning shown below wherever they appear in bold in this document.
You/Your/Yourself – A person who has made a booking alone or as part of a group with us.
Doctor – A qualified medical practitioner registered with a recognised professional body. A doctor cannot be you or a member of your immediate family.
Emergency services – The Police, Fire and Rescue Service or Emergency Medical Services.
Booking/Booked event – The pre-planned and pre-booked service(s)/event(s)/ticket(s) including booking and service fees transacted with us by you.
Group– Any number of people who have made a booking with us by purchasing a ticket in the same transaction as the purchase of your ticket.
Illness – A physical or mental condition confirmed by a doctor that prevents you from attending the booked event.
Immediate family – Your husband, wife, partner, civil partner, parent, child, brother or sister.
Injury - A bodily injury confirmed by a doctor that prevents you from attending the booked event.
Public transport network – Any mode of public transport other than public hire taxis licensed for public use on which you had planned to travel to a booked event.
Ticket – An authorised Secure Ticket that was purchased from us for a booked event.
We/us/our – Ticketmaster NZ Limited, the ticketing agent with whom you made the booking.
What will we refund?
We will refund the cost of your booking if you are unable to attend a booked event due to:
• unexpected disruption of the public transport network you could not have reasonably known about before the date of the booked event;
• an injury, or an illness affecting you or a member of your immediate family;
• death happening to you at any time before the booked event or a member of your immediate family within a 4 week period prior to the booked event;
• the mechanical breakdown, accident, fire or theft en route of a private vehicle taking you to the booked event;
• jury service which you were unaware of at the time of the booking;
• burglary or fire at your residence in the 48 hours immediately before the booked event that required the attendance of the emergency services;
• you being summoned to appear at court proceedings as a witness which you were unaware of at the time of booking;
• you being a member of the armed forces and being posted overseas unexpectedly;
• adverse weather including snow, frost, fog or storm where the Police services or other Government agency have issued warnings not to travel. You must provide confirmation of relevant road closures from the Police or the relevant Government agency;
• you being relocated permanently for work by your employer at the time of booking more than 160 kilometres from the booked event which you were unaware of at the time of booking or you are unexpectedly made compulsory redundant.
What will we not refund?
Unless required by law, or pursuant to our Purchase Policy or any applicable event specific terms (in which case you should contact Ticketmaster directly), we will not provide a refund pursuant to these terms where:
• you cannot provide a doctor’s report for injury or illness;
• you cannot return all unused tickets or vouchers forming part of the booking where requested to do so;
• your sole reason for not attending is due to another person no longer being able to attend for any reason (other than a member of your immediate family in the circumstances described above);
• you are unable to attend a booked event because you are unable to obtain a visa to travel;
• the booked event is cancelled, abandoned, postponed, curtailed or relocated (but noting that in some limited circumstances you may be separately entitled to a refund under our Purchase Policy , any applicable event specific terms or applicable law, in which case you should contact Ticketmaster directly);
• you decide not to attend a booked event other than for a reason included within the “What will we refund?” section of these terms and conditions;
• you are prevented from travelling to a booked event due to disruption of the public transport network which is public knowledge prior to the booked event;
• you are being relocated temporarily for work by your employer at the time of booking or you have applied for relocation more than 160 kilometres from the booked event;
• in our reasonable opinion, you did not allow sufficient time to travel to a booked event;
• you carry out a criminal act which prevents you attending a booked event;
• you are prevented from travelling to a booked event due to an outbreak of a contagious disease and the Government or any agency acting on behalf of the Government has imposed a ban on travel;
• you make a false or fraudulent refund application or support a refund application by false or fraudulent document, device or statement;
• you were unable to attend the booked event for a reason described in these terms and conditions that:
a) was known to you, or
b) might reasonably have been expected to arise from any facts, matters or circumstances known to you, at the time you booked your ticket; or
• you submit your refund request more than 45 days after the booked event.
We will not pay for travelling or associated expenses (unless travel costs are included as part of the total booking price), or any loss other than the purchase price, including booking fee, of the booked event.
We will not pay any consequence of war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolutions, insurrection, military or usurped power, riot, civil commotion, strikes, lockout, terrorism, malicious intent or vandalism, confiscation or nationalisation of or requisition or destruction of or damage to property by or under the order of any government or public or local authority.
We will not pay any costs you incur in submitting or providing evidence to support your refund application.
a) you must make all necessary arrangements to arrive at the event on time.
b) you must take all reasonable precautions to prevent or reduce any request for a refund.
c) unless we agree otherwise:
i) the language of this document and all communications relating to it will be English; and
ii) all aspects of the contract, including negotiation and performance, are subject to the laws of New Zealand.
Requesting a Refund
To request a refund under these terms and conditions, you must log into www.bookingprotect.com/apply-for-a-refund/ and fill in and submit the Refund Application Form as soon as possible after becoming aware of circumstances that may lead you to request a refund but no more than 45 days after the booked event.
You will be asked to provide at your own expense the following within 45 days of registering your refund application:
• the original unused tickets and vouchers for all parts of the booking;
• a doctor’s report where your refund request is for injury or illness or a death certificate where your refund request is for death;
• an official notice from the transport service provider in the event of delay, cancellation, mechanical breakdown or accident in relation to the public transport network;
• for the breakdown of a private vehicle, a vehicle recovery service report (NZAA or equivalent), copy of garage repair bill or parts receipt;
• in the event of you being summoned for jury duty, the original jury invitation inviting you to be a juror;
• in the event of a burglary the police report with crime reference number;
• in the event of you being summoned to appear in court as a witness, the original witness summons requesting you to appear in court;
• a copy of a valid visa permitting your travel to the booked event, if applicable;
• confirmation of relevant road closures from the police or the relevant Government agency if requesting a refund due to an official weather warning being issued;
• any additional evidence that we reasonably ask for.